Sunday, 13 February 2011

Birthday girls

Happy birthday Granny

Today is my grannies 95th birthday - what a special lady she is.

First I have a card for my niece, she will be 13 on Wednesday.

I created the shaped pocket on the front by cutting out a Nestability shape and then trimming it in half before running it through the cuttlebug for an embossed texture. I used two shades of ink to add extra detailing to the embossing.

The pocket in the middle of the card is to hold an itunes gift card. I bought Katie a beautiful manicure and pedicure set as she is really looking after her hands and nails and is turning into quite a girlie girl, but she also loves her ipod touch and let's face it, the gift cards are a little uninspiring.

And so on to Grannie's card.

Inspired by Tim Holtz and his 12 tags of christmas, I wanted to create a 'scroll' as a background behind the sentiment

Finally a few thankyous  - to Margaret who made me a gorgeous card  - thankyou so much - I love it and to Sara for the magazine , to Anita and Nicki for my daily 'happy' texts, to Neil for looking after me this last week and to Dad for manning the shop by himself  for the last 6 days xxx


  1. So happy to see you.
    Love the gorgeous cards, I'm sure Katie and Granny will love them. Missed seeing you this week, hope you are better now, see you soon, my lovely friend, xxx

  2. I lurve the cards, the papers are so scrummy.

    I have been looking forward to seeing them.

    Missed you loads.

    Love ya,

  3. love them both Tracey!! and I'm sure they will too

  4. That's so wonderful, your granny will love it.

  5. Ohhh honey... these cards are absolutely gorgeous!!!! Love the giftcard idea. and your grannies card is just so so gorgeous. I bet she'll treasure it. I missed you. Thank you for all the love you spread around and left on my blog. Love Ya xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  6. oh this is just gorgoues hun,they will just adore them,the papers and detail is just brilliant hun,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

  7. Hi Tracey! Thank you so much for popping by my blog, I know just what you mean, life keeps running away with me too at the moment! Your cards are divine!!! I love the beautiful colours and verse of your Granny's card and your Niece's card just blows me away!! All the different details are gorgeous and I love the papers! Love how you've made the pocket for the gift card too! hugs, Jane x

  8. These are two beautiful cards!! Happy Birthday to your Granny and congratulations on reaching 95! Thank you for the kind comments on my blog. Anesha :)

  9. Hi Tracey, thanks for your lovely and encouraging comments :)
    The birthday card to your Granny is gorgeous, so very elegant... A 95th birthday deserves something special! x x x

  10. Both georgeous cards, lucky ladies to recieve them. Love the idea of the pocket for the itunes card, and I love the border with daisys. Love Sandra x

  11. Thanks for the visit to my blog and all your lovely comments... you do some fabulous work.
    It would be great if you could join us on "Less is More" too.

  12. These cards are so LUSH I love them both & I'm sure Granny & katie will too, have you been poorly? if so Ihope your feeling better. I know I keep saying it but I'll be in to see you all soon.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY love Mad x

  13. First of all thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.
    I can see why you have you own craft shop. Such creativity and talent. I love both of your cards

  14. Very pretty cards Tracey! Happy Belated Birthday to your Grandmother :) I am sure she treasured this beauty!

  15. Ahhhh! Happy Birthday Granny!!!95!!! God Bless her, how adorable!!
    Your cards are really beautiful- you do such pretty work! xOxO

  16. Thank you for the lovely comments Tracy. I am loving the photography course and hoping to go back in September but am doing the follow on course in very excited!
    The cards are gorgeous and so detailed. I wish I could make cards sometimes but each try always sucks so I stick to layouts.

  17. Wow, both these cards are fabulous, love the colours and all the embellishments, thank you for your lovely comments, much appreciated. x

  18. Both of these cards are Gorgeous and filled with tiny details! I love them both!!!
    Nancy :D

  19. Ah, what can I say other than gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! :)

  20. Beautiful cards, love the papers and all the detail.

    Ali x


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